Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, three Palestinian homes, and a hairdressing salon, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.
Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Silwan Land Defense Committee, stated that the soldiers demolished two homes, owned by Samer and his brother Suleiman al-Qaaq, in Ein al-Louza neighborhood.
Abu Tayeh added that the two Palestinians started removing their furniture and belongings from the properties a few days ago after all appeals were denied.
In addition, the soldiers demolished a home, owned by Sharif Amro, in addition to a hairdressing salon, owned by Omar Sheeha, in the same neighborhood.
The army claimed the demolished buildings were constructed without permits from the City Council in occupied Jerusalem.
Earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian, identified as Mohammad ‘Alloun, was forced to demolish his 90 square/meter home, which provided shelter to seven family members, in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem.
While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build homes and property, under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.
The policy of home demolitions is an act of collective punishment illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.